A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …”

Posted: May 10, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

A Tale of Two Cities (1859), a classic novel by Charles Dickens, sets in London and Paris and centers on the years leading up to the French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror in France.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”

RSS coat of ARMS

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

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Comments
  1. Emmanuel Ariech says:

    The book is an interesting read to those who didn’t snatch the chance to read! The cities are London and Paris, could the two characters represent(Mading Bor & Mading Aweil) in our case study- hahaha just kiding u FELLOW READERS!

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